Petition to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu:Royal Stakeholders/Residents against Gbolahan Lawal Oniru of Iruland. Dear Mr Governor, Ever since the installation of Oba Gbolahan Lawal as the new Oniru of Iruland, the atmosphere in Iruland and its environs has not been the same.
The order of the day has been high influx of thuggery, criminal activities, attacks on the late oniru’s family members and land grabbing by the newly installed king.
Iru land used to be a very peaceful place to be in, it used to be a centre of attraction for investors but lately, everyone now lives in terror.
One of the illicit act by the thugs deployed by the king is the attack on Prince Tijani Oniru, one of the sons of the late oniru in the estate, he was beaten because he tried to stop the illegal accusation of the lands and properties owned by the Oniru family after the new king ordered that all bank accounts should be freezed.
As if that wasn’t enough, after this act, the oniru family headed to the palace to report the assault which was recorded in a video, on getting there, thugs who now inhabit the 5 bungalows that belong to the late Oniru’s wives behind the palace still assaulted Alaba Oniru’s children, Sulaimon Oniru, Dapo Oniru was beaten, hit and robbed off his phone, wallet in broad day light in the palace.
Oba Gbolahan Lawal doesn’t also sleep in the palace, probably because He is scared of the spirits of the late oniru’s buried in the palace, he comes in the morning and leaves in the evening, like an office work.
We had planned a peaceful protest in the estate which was truncated by the thugs who threatened protesters and deployment of over 100 policemen to scare protesters. The second one which held was done somewhere else by those who supports the late Oba Oniru’s family.
Apart from the physical attacks, there have been spiritual oppression for days by the king in Iruland, scaring every resident in the estate.
There are numerous recordings of the thugs working for the oba going about seeking everywhere what they would devour, they are seen threatening people and making unlawful arrest( whilst the police men that has powers to make arrest aided and abetted thugs vandalising properties and assaulting people and making arrest ( all on video)
Hoodlums everywhere snatching phones and people’s property on the estate oppressing people in their neighbourhood.
The terror isn’t only unleased on the family of the late oniru alone, so many residents who have purchased lands from the late oniru’s family are being put under a difficult circumstance because most of their properties which have developed and valued at thrice the amount it was gotten for was taken over by the new king, within the short period of his enthronement.
Even if we are under a military regime, it would never go as far as this in just one month. The new king’s mother is a beneficiary of the magnanimity of the late oniru, the late oniru ruled for many years yet there was nothing of this manner experienced.
It is also obvious that the residents don’t want him on the throne, a petition which has over 700 signatures already is currently being circulated for his dethronement because his style of leadership is nothing to write home about.
It is worthy of being noted that these lands and properties belong to the Oniru family as they went through a lot of litigation, spiritual battle to retain it many decades ago. It is a wicked act to want to acquire what doesn’t belong to one.
Although, we already sensed trouble when Gbolahan Lawal was suddenly chosen after Akeem Ajasa was nominated earlier by the Abisogun ruling house but we never knew it would go this far.
Furthermore, the rate at which the Nigerian police have been turned to toys in the hands of the king is an eyesore. Some police officers even accompany thugs to carry out criminal activities.
The DPO of Maroko in Oniru who was well known for his excellence has suddenly been tamed. He has no choice than to turn his eyes from the activities going on because his job is at risk if he dares take any action against them.
We even gathered the DPO was being threatened by murisiku ajasa, the leader of the oba’s thugs association that assaulted Prince Tijani Oniru on Sunday the 5th at the front of the millennium estate.
With the emergence of Gbolahan Lawal as King, Iruland which was once a land of decency has become a haven for drug addicts, thugs, armed robbers, prostitute, and all other unpleasant activities.
We plead with Governor Babajide Sanwoolu, and other royal stakeholders in the state to call the new Oniru of Iruland, Gbolahan Lawal to order.
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